From the Chief Justice

May 13, 2016

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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Statement on Budget for 2016–2017
“I’m pleased to see that this marks the fourth year of new investment in the courts—more than $600 million—and a continuing emphasis on access to justice issues.” MORE »

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Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The program runs through March 31, 2017. For information and links to local court websites, visit the program webpage.

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The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts and is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces. For a high-level overview of Council initiatives and programs, visit the Judicial Council Index.
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Jul 22, 2016

Judicial Council Meeting: July 29

At its public meeting, the council will consider recommendations on allocations to the trial courts, including new funding for court security, general court operations, and workload costs associated with Proposition 47.
Jul 07, 2016

New Judicial Council Members

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appointed two new advisory members and reappointed another advisory member to the council. The appointments take effect Sep 15.
Jun 24, 2016

Judicial Council Meeting: June 23-24

The council approved two measures to increase remote access to the courts: a pilot project for video remote interpreting to aid court users with limited language abilities, and the adoption of uniform standards for electronic case filings. See news release for more.
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